As travel begins to open up this spring, many people are looking at a summer of adventure. For those who are called to hit the road, whether it’s visiting places in your own backyard or road tripping farther afield, the portability of meals can be both a sustainability consideration as well as one of convenience.


Klean Kanteen’s Insulated TKCanisters can solve that problem, from restaurant take-out meals to campfire-prepared dishes.


The BPA-free canisters are made from 18/8 food-grade stainless steel with electro-polished interiors so that the metal doesn’t retain or impart flavors from past meals. They have a wide-mouth design, making them easier to fill and also easier to eat from. When you’re done, stick them in the dishwasher or wash by hand wherever you are.


The canisters’ Climate Lock double-walled vacuum insulation keeps your food warm or cold for hours, which is optimal for stretching one meal into two or just keeping the temperature the way you like it for later. The TK Closure internal thread design adds to increased thermal performance, and the lid locks into place with just a quarter turn. The swivel loop on the lid acts as an easy carrying handle, so you can carry two or more without juggling.


Using these canisters cut down on single-use take-out containers. Even if you’re skipping Styrofoam and opting only for paper or bamboo take-out boxes, it still takes time for those to break down in compost or landfill. Skip them all by having your own container. If you’re packing one into your luggage to use while on vacation, remember that the empty space inside the canister can be used to pack smaller items, so you can get the best use out of them while they’re not holding food.


The Insulated TKCanisters come in three sizes: 8 ounces (for $24.95), 16 ounces (for $29.95), and 32 ounces (for $34.95). Snag your ideal size, or get a complete set for $82.95 on the Klean Kanteen site.